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INSTRUCTION 

MANUAL 

FOR 



BLUED & 

STAINLESS 

STEEL 




CALIBERS 

.22 L.R., ,22 Magnum 

& .32 ll&R 



Klf.IK 
NE W MODEL 
SMGLE SIX® & BiSLEY 



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SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS 




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READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND 
WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY 
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM 



For Product Service on This Model Please Call: 
(603) 863-3300 (See p. 21) 

STURM, RUGER & Company, Inc. 
Sonlhport, Connecticut 06490 U.S.A. 

IMS INSTRUCTION MANUAL SI IOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY THIS riREARM A*JD BE 
TRANSFf RRH") W1IH 1 1 UPON CHANCE 01 OWNERSI IIP. OR Wl IEN Tl IE FIREARM IS LOANED OR 

I'KKSfNlID TO ANOTHER PERSON 



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FIREA RMS SAFETY- YOUR RES PONSIBILITY 

SAFETY MUST BE THE FIRST AND CONSTANT 

CONSIDERATION OF EVERY PERSON WHO 

HANDLES FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. 

This Instruction Manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care 
for your HIGfcK* XEW MODEL SEVGLE SIX* or BISLEY™ revolver 
properly- Please contact us if you have any questions about it 

Only when you are certain you fully understand the Manual and can properly 
carry out its structions should you practice loading, unloading, etc* with live 
ammunition. If you have any doubts about your ability to handle or use a 
particular type of gun safely, then you should seek supervised instruction. Such 
personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers, gun clubs or police 
departments* If none of these sources can help you, write to the National Rifle 
Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-7400, They will assist 
you. 

The person possessing a gun has a full-time job. You cannot guess; you cannot 
forget, You must know how to use your firearm safely. Do not use any firearm 
without having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and 
safe use. Remember: There is no such thing as a foolproof gun. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

General Information and Mechanical Characteristics 3 

Ammunition 8 

Handling 9 

To Load and Fire 10 

To Uncock (Decock) The Revolver T 11 

To Unload or Eject Cartridge Cases 13 

To Remove or Replace Cylinder , , , 13 

Disassembly 15 

Reassembly Ifi 

Care and Cleaning IS 

Care of Stainless Steel Revolvers 19 

Sights 20 

Service and Parts Policy , * 21 

Parts Drawing 29 & 30 

The Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling 31 

Warranty Information 36 



"Ruger", and "Single Six"are registered U.S. trademarks. 



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WARNINGS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE ARE 
FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES: 



Alterations 

Lockable Storage Boxes 

l-cad Exposure 

Ammunition 

Storage 

Handling 



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Firing 


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Safe Carrying Position 


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7 


Disassembly 


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8 


Lubrication 


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Carts Purchasers 


22 


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Malfunctioning Parts 


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OTHER CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS APPEAR 
THROUGHOUT THE MANUAL. 



FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS- 
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS 
MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE USING. 



A WARNING-ALTERATIONS 




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This product was designed to 
function properly in its original 
condition. Alterations can make it 
unsafe. Do not alter any part or add 
or substitute parts or accessories 
not made by Slurrn, Ruger & Co. Inc. 




DO NOT ALTER ANY GUN 





GENERAL INFORMATION 
AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS 

The mechanism of the RIGER* XEW MODEL SINGLE SIX* differe 
significantly from that of any other single action revolver The information and 
instructions which follow apply only to the New Model Single Six* revolver 

The HUCKft* \KR MODEL RiSLEY revolver has many of the features of 
the New Model Single Six revolvers with certain important differences, such as 
the hammer, trigger and grip frame. 

The patented Ruger New Model mechanism incorporates a transfer ban The 
transfer bar - which is raised into firing position as the trigger is pulled to the 
rear - transmits the energy of the hammer blow to the firing pin. This transfer 
bar mechanism makes a "safety" notch unnecessary* 

*In this manual the words SIMGLE SIX refer to the VEH MODEL 
SI\GLE SIX. XEW MODEL SIPER SI\GLE SIX. and RIGER 

KiSiJ* Revolvers in calibers .221R, .22 WMR, and 32 H&U magnum which 
all utilize the same Ruger New Model mechanism. 



The gate (loading gale! can be opened only when the hammer and trigger are 
fully forward. Opening the gate immobilizes the trigger, hammer, and transfer 
har. When the gale is opened the cylinder is unlatched and can he turned for 
loading or ejection. When the gate is closed, the cylinder latch functions in the 
normal manner- The loading notch is therefore unnecessary in the New Model 

design. 

Unlike the earlier single action revolvers which have four hammer positions - 
"cocked,™ "loading," "safety" and "all the way forward" the New Model has only 
two hammer positions - "cocked" and "all the way forward." 



IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE 

OWNERS OK ALL "OLD MODEL" (PRE-1973) RUGER SINGLE ACTION 

REVOLVERS, INCLUDING BEARCATS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BEI.OW 

93-00000, SHOULD WRITE FOR DETAILS CONCERNING OUR FREE 

SAFETY CONVERSION. WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS 

CAUSED BY A BLOW TO THE HAMMER IF THE USER HAS FAILED TO 

TAKE THE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTION OF KEEPING AN EMPTY 

CHAMBER UNDER THE HAMMER. See Page 23. 



NOMENCLATURE 



New Model Single Six 

(Adjustable Sight Model Shown) 



FRAME 



MER PIVQT 




-^GATE (Loading Gale) 
CYLINDER FRAME 



GRIP FRAME 



Parts referred to frequently are indicated by arrows. 



NOMENCLATURE 



Bisley 

(Fixed Sight Model Shown) 



HAMMER 



HAMMER 
PIVOT 




A CAUTION-NUMBERED CYLINDERS 




f j*i nut accept delivery of a New Model Single Six 
or Httlty Convertible la model with two cylinders^ 
unless thr numbers on the front face of both 
cylinders match ilieWi three digit* of the serial 
number on the frame- Us* of th* wrong cylinder 
can cause imt roper alignrneni or timing and may 
result in personal injury* 
A New Model Single Six revolver (including lh* 
fti*lrv i manufactured with a single cylinder dm 
rn>t )uw the last three digits of the serial number 
(lurked mi the cylinder* 



CYLINDERS 
MUST MATCH GUN 



The mechanism of the Kf/fiER* >E» MODEL SiMn.r; Six* & 

f;iMM-;i provides maximum security against accidental discharge. As with any 
other firearm, however, the New Model must be used with strict attention to 
correct safety practices. In addition, the revolver should be inspected frequently 
to assure that it is working properly. 

The Roger New Model revolver mechanism is illustrated below. The same basic 
mechanism is found in the entire line of Uugcr New Model single action 
revolvers - Single-Six. Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk. Bisley. Vaquero and Hunter 
Models. 



TRANSFER BAR -. 
LOA&NG GATE - 



LOADING GATE CAM - 




fcJECTOR THUMBPIECE 
*■ GATE DETEWT SPRING 

CYLINDER LATCH SPflrNG 
& PLUNGER 



Mechanism shown at rtsL Transfer bar 15 not in lint between hammer and firing pin. This 
is the carrying position. 



TRANSFER 
SAn 



-AMMfcH PIVOT --_ 



erRiMG pin 



FJFCTQP RQO 




MAINSPRING - 

STRUT 



SECTOR HOU51NG 



\ TRIGGER X TBiGGEfl * CYUNOER 

TRIGGER SPRING l* T CH PiV0T 



Mechanism shown with trigger pulled and hammer beginning to Kill* Transfer bar is in 
firing position, hclwtrtrn hammer and firintf pin. 



A WARNING - LOCKABLE STORAGE BOXES 




DON'T LEAVE KEYS 
IN THE LOCK 


All Ruger pistols and revolvers arc 
originally sold in a lockahle box, 
with a key-operated padlock. While it 
can help provide secure storage for 
your unloaded firearm, any locking 
device can fail. The ultimate 
responsibility* for secure storage 
must depend upon its owner and his 
or her individual circumstances* 
Always store firearms securely, 
unloaded, in a secure location, 
separate from their ammunition. 

Never leave the keys in the lock* See 
"Storage Warning", p. 9. 




ALWAYS 
STORE FIREARMS SECURaY 





A WARNING - LEAD EXPOSURE 


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Discharging firearms in poorly 
ventilated areas, cleaning 
firearms, or handling 
ammunition may result in 
exposure to lead and olher 
substances known to the state of 
California to cause birth defects, 
reproductive harm, and other 
serious physical injury. Have 
adequate ventilation at all times* 
Wash hands thoroughly after 
exposure. 


SHOOTING OR CLEANING GUNS 
MAY EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD 



AMMUNITION 

The K* CUT HEW MODEL SIHGLE SIX* & BISLEV revolvers 
chambered (or 22 long rifle are intended lo be used with any standard make of 
.22 long rifle, long or short ammunition in either regular, high velocity or hyper- 
velocity loading. 

The RI6ER* JVJEW MODEL SfVGLE StX* & BISLE\ revolvers 
chambered for Caliber .32 H&R Magnum cartridges will also chamber the .32 
S&W cartridge and the 32 SAW I_ontf cartridge. The use of other than 32 1 l&R 
Magnum cartridges, may. in some loadings, result in unsatisfactory accuracy. 

Two cylinders are furnished with some New Model Single Six revolvers. The 
cylinder with flutes is chambered for 22 Long Rifle cartridge. (.22 Short and .22 
Long cartridges can also be fired in the Long Rifle cylinder.! 

The cylinder chambered for the .22 WMH cartridge (Winchester Magnum 
Rimfirel is not fluted. It is marked ".22 WIN. MAGNUM CAL* 

WARNING; Fire only .22 WMK cartridges in the MAGNUM cylinder. l>o not fire 
.22 Short. Long or Long Rifle cartridges in the MAGNUM cylinder Such 
cartridges will burst and can cause injury to the shooter and persons nearby. 



AMMUNITION (CARTRIDGES) NOTICE 

WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR 

INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS THE 

RESULT OF. THE USE IN KUGEK REVOLVERS OF FAULTY. OR 

NONSTANDARD. OR '"REMANUFACTURED" OR 1IANDLOADED (RELOADED) 

AMMUNITION. OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN THOSE FOR WHICH THE 

FIREARM WAS ORIGINALLY CHAMBERED. 



A WARNING -AMMUNITION 




Death, serious injury, and damage 
can result from the use of wrong 
ammunition* bore obstructions, 
powder overloads, or incorrect 
cartridge components. Ahflfia s wear 
shooting glasses and hearing 
protectors. 



IMPROPER AMMUNITION 
DESTROYS GUNS 



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A WARNING -STORAGE 


(§) 


Never place or store any firearm in 
such a manner that it may be 
dislodged. Firearms should always be 
stored securely and unloaded, away 
from children and careless adults. 


STORE SECURELY & 
UNLOADED 



HANDLING 

CARRYING; Unlike "old model" single action revolvers, which should always be 
carried with the hammer down on an em pty chamber to prevent accidental 
discharges caused by a blow to the hammer*, the Ruger New Model Single Six & 
Bisley may be carried with all chambers loaded. When the hammer and trigger 
are fully forward at the same time, the transfer bar is lowered out of firing 
position and the hammer rests directly on the frame, not on the firing pin. 

* See "Important Safety Note", p. 4, 



^ WARNING-HANDLING 


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Any time the revolver is loaded, the 
hammer is cocked and the triRtfer is 
pulled and held to the rear, it will fire. 
Cocking the gun or pulling the trigger 
should nnly be done when you are ready 
to fire immediately. 

NEVER DROP OK STRIKE ANY 
REVOLVER COCKED OK UNCOCKED. 
CARRY AND HANDLE THE REVOLVER 
IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THE 
1 IAMMER WILL NOT BE STRUCK. 


NEVER CARRY ANY 

REVOLVER WrTH THE 

HAMMER COCKED. 



TO LOAD AND FIRE 

L Do nul load the revolver until you are ready to use it 

2. Note The loading gate cannot be opened unless the hammer and trigger are 
fully forward* and the hammer cannot be cocked once the gate is opened. 

3- Open the gate* This permit* the cylinder to rotate. 

4. Turn cylinder clockwise, by hand, and insert cartridges in chambers. 

5. Align a chamber with the barrel and close the Rate. The revolver is now in its 
normal carrying condition - hammer and trigger fully forward and transfer 
bar lowered out of firing position* 

6. Cocking - To fire the revolver, the hammer must first by manually cocked. 
When codting the hammer, have a firm hold on the grip with the shooting 
hand, and DO NOT TOUCH THE TKIGGER WHILE COCKING THE HAMMER- 
TOUCH THE TRIGGER ONLY WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIRE. With the fore 
portion of your thumb firmly on the hammer spur, draw the hammer fully to 
the rear until it stops. Then permit the hammer to move forward (it will only 
move slightly) until the trigger engages in the hammer at full cock. 

7. Firing - Once the hammer has been cocked, a light pressure on the trigger 
will disengage the trigger from the hammer. The hammer will fall forward 
striking the transfer bar and the revolver will fire. 



A CAUTION: The recoil of the 32 H&R Magnum caliber causes 
the muzzle of thi j gun lo flip upward with substantia! force. The 
shooter need not be apprehensive, bul be prepared. Keep a firm grip 
on the revolver and hold it away from your face when firing. 



8. After tiring, the hammer will remain down. To fire subsequent shots, fully 
release the trigger and repeat steps fi & 7 above for each shot. 



A WARNING -FIRING 




When firinfl any revolver bv sure all per&nn& are a 
sate distance lo Ihc hmt of the ihooter. When fired, 
all rrv"lvrr> discharge gas and particles through the 
clearance gap between the cylinder and the rear of 
the barrel. These particles ol* Irod. powder grains or 
lubricant are projected bmaJI> sideways ai high 
spOTtl and lint* cAtt injure a person who is standing 
loo clnse to the revolver. When firimS any revolver, 
always be certain that nothing - including wilier of 
vour hands * is in ihc palh <rf lh* hoi gas arvd 
PArhdns winch are discharged from the front and 
sides of the cylinder. When shooting adequate eye 
protection is essential Shoutere and hy*Under* mud 
w?ar shoot tnji gUxvA. Hearing protection must also 
he worn* Exposure to shooting noise can damage 
hearing* 


fSZk 


Hgj/ 


HOT CASES EXIT 
BARREL/CYLINDER GAP 



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DRY-FIRING: Going through the actions of cocking, timing and pulling the 
trigger of an unloaded gun is known as "Dry Firing*" It can be useful to learn the 
"feel" of your revolver Be certain the revolver is unloaded and that the gun is 
pointing in a safe direction even when practicing by dry-firing. The Ruger New 
Model revolvers can be dry-fired without damage to the firing pin or other 
components. 

"FANNING": NEVER fan any revolver. Fanning is an unsafe way to fire a gun and 
it is abusive to the revolver mechanism. 



A WARNING-SAFE CARRYING POSITION 


mm j-62-ooocoa** : 

^^^ ONLY 


The safe carrying position for New 
Model Single Six and Disley 
Convertible Revolvers is with the 
hammer fully down and the 
trigger forward. In this position 
the hammer does not contact the 
firing pin* See page 7. In older 
( 1953-19721 Single Sixes with 
serial numbers below 62-00000, 
the hammer, when in the full 
forward position, does rest against 
the firing pin. 

Accordingly, never carry- an 'old 
nuulpr revolver with the hammer 


iullv forward and Ihtarlridgg in 


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lin? with ihft firing nin because a 
light Mow to the hammer can 


readily cause. rfi*i*»rgp It is 
always safest to carry* the hammer 
down over an emslx chamber 
regardless of revolvers type. See 
page 23 for details about our free 
safety 1 conversion offer for "old 
model" Ruger Single Sixes. 


ALWAYS CARRY 

NEW MODEL SINGLE SIXES 

WITH HAMMER DOWN. 



TO 'UNCOCK' (DECOCK) THE REVOLVER 

If your revolver is cocked, and you wish to let the hammer down lo its forward 
position lagainst the frame), proceed as follows: USE EXTREME CARE WHKN 
ATTEMPTING TO DECOCK THE REVOLVER. AS THE THUMB SLIPPING 
DURING THIS PROCESS CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE IP 
THE TRIGGER IS HELD TO THE REAR. 

1. Make cert ain lhal I he revolver is p ointing in a safe direction (See Rule 2. Page 
311. 



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2, Make certain bolh hands are dry and not impeded in any way-gloves, 
bandage*. Cold. tic. 

3, Grasp the revolver (if right handed) so that the thumb and forefinger of your 
left hand are firmly holding the frame, forward of the trigger guard. Thus, 
your left hand is in full control of the revolver (See Figure a, below). 

4, Place your right thumb firmly on the hammer spur and. with your thumb 
securely in control of the hammer, squeeze Ihe trigger only enough to permil 
the hammer to break free* of the trigger. At that instant. IMMEDIATELY 
RELEASE Tl IE TRIGGER and then slowly permit the hammer, STILL SECURE 
UNDER YOUR Tl IUMB. to move fully forward to its resting position against 
the frame. NOTE; It is imperative that finger pressure be removed from the 
trigger just as soon as it is free of the hammer Then, properly, the trigger and 
hammer will move towards their fully forward rest positions together (See 
Figure b, below). 

Practice this important gun handling skill with an unloaded revolver until you 
have developed the proper control and 'touch' to decock your revolver safely. The 
key to safe decocking is having the weight of the revolver controlled with one 
hand, while the thumb and forefinger of the 'shooting hand' control the hammer 
and trigger. 

DECOCKING (UNCOCKING) THE REVOLVER 




a. With the thumb controlling the hammer as shown above, (II squeeze trigger 
to permit hammer to 'break free 1 (2), 

b. When hammer is free, IMMEDIATELY release trigger (3K Then lower hammer 
slowly to its resting position completely down against frame 14)* 



The revolver is now in its normal carrying condition - hammer and trigger fully 
forward and transfer bar lowered out of firing position. 



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ACALTION: The hammer must be carefully eased fully forward before 
the hammer is drawn back to the full cock position for the first 
shot. The hammer should he drawn with a firm positive motion to 
the full cock position for each shot f thus actuating the working parts for 
complete indexing. Unless this procedure is followed in any single-action 
revolver, the cylinder is ant to be out of index when fired. 



TO UNLOAD OR EJECT CARTRIDGE CASES 

Keep revolver pointed in a safe direction! 
Do not attempt to unload when the hammer is cocked. 

If the hammer is cocked, il must first be decocked, (See "To Uncock The 
Revolver", p. II) 

Then: 

1 ? Open the gate- This permits the cylinder to rotate. 

2. Turn cylinder clockwise, by hand, to align a chamber with the ejector rod. 

3. Push the ejector rod rearward, hy means of the thumb-piece on its forward 
end, so that it slides through the chamber to push out the cartridge or fired 
case. Release spring-loaded ejector rod. Repeat until all chambers are empty. 

4. Check to be certain that all cartridges have been removed, then close the gate. 

TO REMOVE OR REPLACE CYLINDER 



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WARNING: Never remove, replace or carry a loaded cylinder. 
The cartridges can fire if their rims are struck* 



1* Open the gate, This lowers the cylinder latch into the frame, 

2, Press base pin latch (on left side) and withdraw base pin, 

3, Remove cylinder from loading gate side of frame. 

To replace cylinder, simply reverse the above procedure. Holding the gun with 
the barrel pointed away from you and in a safe direction, rotate the cylinder 1/4 
turns in a clockwise direction to ensure that pawl is correctly positioned on 
cylinder ratchet, before replacing base pin. Finally, close the gale. 



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CORRECT UNLOADING SEQUENCE 




Do not eject unfired cartridges onto any surface where the cartridge rim might 
strike a solid object and discharge the cartridge. 



A WARNING -DISASSEMBLY 


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Never clean, lubricate, \ 
disassemble or work on a 
revolver while it is loaded. Never 
install or remove a loaded 
cylinder A loaded cylinder can 
discharge if dropped or struck. 
Read instructions before 
disassembling gun. 


UNLOAD BEFORE CLEANING 



The user of a HVGER* WBW MODEL SINGLE ;tCTIO\ revolver should 
carefully read all disassembly directions and study all the illustrations and the 
Parts List in this manual before attempting to take the gun apart Know the 
names and location of the parts before removing any of them. Although the 
\EW MODEL revolver mechanism is composed of only a few* parts, it is 
essential that the disassembly and reassembly operations be carried out with 
knowledge and care* 

Only a few tools are required: A screwdriver or two to remove the grip panel and 
grip frame screws, and a drift punch to remove the hammer and trigger pivots 
(pins)* A small plastic-faced hammer can be useful in drifting Ihe trigger pivot 
out and in. 



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The tip of the screwdriver blade should perfectly fit the grip frame screw slots* A 
tip too large will scrape away metal, while too small a tip will damage the screw 
slots. 

Before taking the gun apart, set up to do it properly. Cover the work surface with 
a soft cloth so that the gun finish (and sights) will not be damaged, and provide a 
tray into which the parts can be put as they are removed from the gun. 

DISASSEMBLY 

(Make Sure Revolver is Unloaded!) 

1. Open the gate and rotate the cylinder a few limes to be certain the revolver is 
unloaded. Leave the gate open. 

2. Press in fully on the left side of the hase pin latch, and while holding it in 
that position, withdraw the base pin. Remove Ihe cylinder and close the gate. 
This is as far as you need to go for routine cleaning. 



DETAILED DISASSEMBLY: 

1. Remove grip panel screw and remove grip panels. 

2. Draw hammer rearward to full cock position. Insert a short length (about 1") 
of nail or pin into the small hole at the lower end of the hammer strut- (The 
purpose of the pin is to confine the mainspring when the hammer is 
released.) 

3. While maintaining thumb pressure on the hammer spur, squeeze the trigger 
and ease hammer down to full forward position. 

4. Remove the five screws which fasten the grip frame to the cylinder frame. 

5. Pull the grip frame rearward and downward to separate it from the cylinder 
frame. (If the grip frame does not readily separate from the cylinder frame, 
draw the hammer rearward a short distance.) Remove the mainspring 
assembly from the grip frame, but do not remove the small pin that is 
confining the mainspring. The mainspring assembly will later be reassembled 
into the frame as it is. 

Do not 'lose' the pawl spring and plunger (located in a hole in the 
rear of the left side of the cylinder frame, just above the grip frame 
screw hole) or the cylinder latch spring and plunger (located in 
the hole above front of the trigger guard bow in the grip frame). 

6. Remove the trigger pivot (pin) as follows: using a screwdriver as shown in 
Figure 1, p. 16, depress the gate detent spring so that the end of the spring 
which rests in one groove of the trigger pivot is free of the groove. Then, use 
a drift and hammer to push the pivot completely out of the frame. 



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CAUTION: Press Ihe screwdriver blade tip against the spring 
carefully and be certain the blade does not slip off the spring 
and damage the frame or injure the person holding the gun. 



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7. Remove cylinder latch, gate detent spring, and gate. 

8. Remove hammer pivot Then remove the hammer/pawl assembly and the 
trigger/transfer bar assembly, (Note that the hammer is attached to the pawl 
and the transfer bar is attached to the trigger. See Figure 2). 




(Groov* In 
Hammer PJvotJ 



_ (Qroovtin 

Tnggw PlVOt) 



Figure I 



V* x 

Figure 2 ^P^ 




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ALTHOUGH THE FOREGOING OUTLINES THE CORRECT 

PROCEDURE, WE WISH TO EMPHASIZE THAT SUCH DETAILED 

DISMANTLING IS SELDOM IF EVER NECESSARY. 



The revolver is, at this stage* disassembled as far as il needs to be fur major 
cleaning and maintenance. However, if it is necessary to go beyond Ihe above 
steps, the following cautions and suggestions should be useful; 

Ejector/Ejector Housing: Wrap one hand firmly around barrel and housing when 
loosening the screw. Remove screw, then carefully lift housing (which contains 
compressed spring and ejector rod) away from the barrel. 

Base Pin Latch/Nut and Spring: The nut must be held firmly (with jaw-protected 
pliers) while the latch is being unscrewed. Don't lose the spring, When 
reassembling, be certain the nut and spring are on the left side of the frame. (See 
Parts Drawing), 

Rear Sight: The rear sight can be removed from the frame by drifting out the 
pivot pin (MR056O0I and removing the elevation screw (MRQ5902). Unless it is 
essential, the rear sight should not be removed because there is the risk of losing 
the very small elevation springs. If the sight is removed, when reassembling it is 
helpful to put a very tiny dab of lubricating gun grease in the recesses of the 
sight base. The grease will hold' the springs upright when the sight is positioned 
on the frame as the rear sight pivot pin is being reinstalled. 

REASSEMBLY 

(Make Sure Revolver is Unloaded!) 

1. Assemble pawl to hammer and transfer bar to trigger as shown in Figure 2. 
Partially insert hammer/pawl assembly in its recess in the frame, Insert 
trigger/transfer bar assembly in its slot in the frame. Then simultaneously 
complete insertion of the two assemblies into the frame. 



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2. (Refer to Kigure 1 ). Align hammer in frame and insert hammer pivot with the 
grooved end of the pivot on the gate side of the frame. (The long screw. 
XR0I901, when also inserted on the gate side, will intersect the groove and 
lock the pivot in place. See step number 11. p. 18). 

3. Replace cylinder latch and gate detent 
spring as shown in Figure 3. Note that 
the lug on the cylinder latch fits 
between the arms of the gate detent 
spring and that the end of one of the 
arms of the spring is formed at a 90 
degree angle. The projection thus 
formed, is designed to fit through the 
square hole in the bottom of the frame 
and to ride on the cam surface of the 
gate pivot. Note also that this projection 
holds the loading gate back and in 
place, 

4. (Refer to Figure 1. p. 161. Depress the upper arm of the gale detent spring 
with tip of screwdriver blade and install trigger pivot. Pivot should be 
inserted from the gate side of the frame. The non-grooved end of the pivot 
should be inserted first (It may be necessary to manipulate the trigger, the 
gate detent spring, and the cylinder latch to align them to receive the trigger 
pivot). 

5. Insert the base pin, taking care to be certain the 'dished out' section of the 
base pin collar is adjacent to the bottom of the barrel. The base pin must be 
fully inserted and locked in position by the hose pin latch. If the base pin is 
not fully inserted and locked, the transfer bar may catch under the tiring pin 
when the hammer is being cocked. 

6. (Refer to Figure 4, p. 1 8). Unhook the ends of the trigger spring (XR03700) 
from the grooved retaining pin on both sides of the grip frame. 

7. Insert cylinder latch spring and plunger in hole in grip frame. (The spring 
goes in first so that the plunger is on top). 

8- Insert pawl spring and plunger (plunger goes in the hole first) in the hole in 
the left side of the cylinder frame just above the left rear grip screw hole. 



9. Install mainspring assembly in the grip frame. Be certain the strut is 
positioned properly. See the Parts Drawing for correct strut positioning, 

10. (Refer to Figure 4, p. 18). Draw hammer to the rear slightly and place the 
grip frame loosely on the cylinder frame. Before pushing the grip frame 
forward to mate with the cylinder frame, be certain that; 

(a) the cylinder latch plunger (XR07700) is positioned so that is will contact 
the bottom of the c>'lindcr latch (rather than either side of the latch), 

(b) the pawl spring is aligned to contact the left 'ear' of the grip frame land 
not be bent as the ear contacts it). 



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1L See Figure 4, and note the end of the trigger spring (the arrow marked "A"). 
This end of the spring must be depressed so that it slides under the rear 
portion of the trigger when the grip frame is forward. With all the above 
springs and plungers aligned, fully mate the grip frame and cylinder frame 
and install the five grip frame screws* Note that the long screw (XR01901) 
should go in the grip frame hole on the gate side (Figure 4-B) of the revolver 

12. Hook the two ends of the trigger spring 
over the pin (KXR06300) as shown in 
Figure 4-C. 

13. Be certain the mainspring strut seal is 
correctly positioned on its step in the 
grip frame. Then, draw the hammer 
back to the full cock position and 
remove the small pin from the 
mainspring strut Pull trigger and allow 
hammer to fall. 

14. Open the gate, withdraw base pin and 
install the cylinder* Reinsert the base 
pin and be certain it is fully seated and 
locked in position, 

15. Before loading cartridges into the chamber, cycle the revolver several times. 
Check to be sure that cylinder rotates and locks correctly, that trigger returns 
in a positive manner when released, and that loading gate opens and closes 

normally. 



CARE AND CLEANING 

MAKE SURE GUN IS UNLOADED! 

Always be certain the revolver is completely unloaded before cleaning- (See "To 
Unload or Eject Cartridge Cases", p. 13) At regular intervals or when the revolver 
has been exposed to sand, water or other adverse conditions, disassemble, clean 
and oil it 

To clean the revolver after firing: 

1. Remove the cylinder as described on p. 13. 

2. Clean the barrel from the muzzle by running a cleaning rod with a solvent 
coated patch through the bore several times* A bronze wire brush, of a size 
appropriate to the bore size> attached to the cleaning rod should then be 
pushed the full length of the bore several times. 



3. Again swab the bore with a solvent coated patch. Then wipe the rod clean 
and, using a dry patch, swab the bore until it is clean. 

4. Repeat the above procedure for each of the six chambers. 

5. Run a lightly oiled patch through the bore and each chamber. 



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Some cartridges with lead bullets deposit metal fouling in the chamber throats, 
in the forcing cone of the barrel, and in the bore. If 'leading* is noted in your 
revolver, clean it out before it builds up and interferes with reliable functioning 
and accuracy* A special lead removing* cleaning tool (for bore and chambers) is 
available from gun stores. 

The revolver's internal mechanism can be lubricated without disassembly, A few 
drops of light oil recommended as suitable for firearms, applied periodically 
about the various frame openings, will work its way into the mechanism parts. 
The exterior of the revolver should be cleaned with a solvent and then wiped with 
an oily cloth* 

Do not keep a revolver in a leather, fabric or canvas holster when it is stored. 
These materials attract moisture, even though the holster may appear to be dry. 



A WARNING-LUBRICATION 


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Firing a revolver with oil, arease, or any other 
male no! even partially obstructing the bore may 
result in damage lu the revolver and serious 
injury to the shooter and those nearby. 

Do not spray or apply lubricants directly on 
ammunition. If the powder charge of a cartridge is 
affected by the lubricant, it may not be ignited, 
but the energy from the primer may be sufficient 
to push the bullet into the bore where it may 
become lodgixl* Firing a subsequent bullet onto 
the obstructed bore may damage the revolver and 
cause serious injur)* or death to the shooter and 
those nearby. Use lubricants properly. You are 
responsible for the proper care and maintenance 
of your firearms. 


IMPROPER LUBRICATION 

DESTROYS GUNS 



CARE OF STAINLESS STEEL REVOLVERS 

Firearms made of stainless steel arc relatively more resistant to corrosion than 
blued steel firearms. However, you should still inspect it frequently and clean, 
lubricate and apply an appropriate rust preventative as required. 

Sometimes surface discoloration may be noted, particularly in the grip area of 
stainless steel handguns, resulting from perspiration. Contact with some types of 
holsters can also cause stains or rusting. Rusting may also occur as a result of 
the handgun being exposed to moisture, humidity, salt air or chemicals. 

Minor discoloration can usually be removed by rubbing the stained area with an 
abrasive ink eraser, crocus cloth, or a **metal polishing" compound. When using 
any of these abrasives, proceed with care and use light pressure to achieve a 
blending of 'color with those areas that are not discolored. 

Exposed surfaces on the firearm should be cleaned and wiped dry after use or 
after exposure to adverse conditions. If the firearm is to be stored, coat it with a 
light film of oil or preservative. Where the firearm is in continuing use, and the 

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presence of oil or grease would be objectionable, then the external surfaces can 
be coated (after cleaning and dryingl with a paste wax formulated for use on 
metals. Apply the wax sparingly, allow lime for it to dry hard, then buff lighlly 
with a soft cloth. When applying the wax take care that it does not get into the 
mechanism or on the functioning parts such as the cylinder latch, trigger or 
cylinder locking notches. A properly applied hard wax coating will not interfere 
with comfortable gun handling and it will provide a measure of protection 
against the formation of rust 

SIGHTS 

(ON REVOLVERS SO EQUIPPED) 

ADJUSTMENT - Each click of the sight adjustment screw (either windage or 
elevation) will move the point of impact of the bullet approximately 3/4" at a 
range of 25 yards. The height of the front sight has been set to take advantage of 
the elevation adjustment in the rear sight, considering the various ranges at 
which the gun is most likely to be used. Barrel length and load used affects 
trajectory. Therefore the shooter should determine sight settings by firing trials. 



Tu raise point of impact- Lurn screw 
counterclo ckwise. 

To lower point of impact: turn screw 
cjodatisfc 




To move the point of impact to the ptfbi: 
turn SCrtW counterclockwise . 

To move the point of impact lo the left: 
turn screw clockwise. 



SUGGESTED SIGHT PICTURE 

Top of front sight even with top of 

rear sight blade. 

Front sight centered in notch of rear 

Night blade* Target bullseye centered 

on top of front sight 




FIXED SIGHTS 

Ruger* Revolvers feature a blade front sight and a fixed rear sight. They are 
factory set to be on target al 25 yards and cannot be further adjusted. 



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SERVICE AND PARTS POLICY 

If you have any questions with regard to the performance ul your HI GKH* 
\E» MODEL SINGLE SIX* A H1SLEY revolvers please write or call 
1603-863 3300) our Product Service Department in Newport. New Hampshire 
03773, fully describing all circumstances and conditions involved. If you should 
return your rifle to the factory for repair, or order parts for it. please comply with 
the following suggestions for prompt service: 




WARNING: BEFORE SHIPPING ANY FIREARM, 
BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT IT AND ITS 
CYLINDER ARE UNLOADED. DO NOT SHIP 
CARTRIDGES WfTH A FIREARM. 



SHIPPING FIREARMS FOR REPAIR 

RIGER* \EW MODEL SIMiIJi SIX* A BISLEV revolvers returned 
lo the factory for repair should be sent to; Sturm, Kuger & Company, Inc.. 
Product Service Department, 411 Sunapee St.. Newport, New Hampshire 03773. 
Telephone (603) 8653300. 

Guns should be sent prepaid. We will not accept collect shipments. 

The Federal Gun Control Art, as well as the laws of most States and localities, do 
not prohibit an individual (who is not otherwise barred from purchasing or 
possessing a firearm) from shipping a firearm directly to the manufacturer for 
repair. However, before you ship your rifle to us, be certain that your State or 
locality does not have a law or regulation which will prohibit you from receiving 
the rifle from us after it has been repaired. If such receiving is prohibited, then 
please have a Federally Licensed firearms dealer ship the gun to us. If your rifle 
is sent to us by a dealer, it will be returned to him after being repaired. If a 
handgun (pistol or revolver) is shipped by an individual who does not hold a 
Federal Firearms License, it must be shipped via U.RS. Persons who do not hold 
a Federal Firearms License are prohibited by Federal law Irom shipping a 
handgun by Mail. Handguns mailed in violation of the law are impounded by the 
Post Office. 

Please do not include revolver case, sling, telescopic sights or custom accessories 
with a firearm being shipped to the factory for service. DO NOT SEND GUN 
BOXES OR LITERATURE TIIAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE COLLECTOR'S 
ITEMS - THESE ARE INVARIABLY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN 
SHIPMENT. Always insure your shipment. 

Enclose a letter which includes your name, address, telephone number, serial 
number and model of the firearm. Describe in detail the trouble you have 
experienced with your firearm, or the work you wish to have done. Merely stating 
that the firearm "needs repair" is inadequate information. 



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Work performed will bear a net minimum labor charge of $15.00 plus a $5.00 
shipping and handling charge. The charge for rebluing (he Kl'GKH* WBW 
tlOllfX SPVGMJE SIX* or BfSIJSV revolver is $35.00 plus a $5.00 
shipping and handling charge. Custom gunsmi thing service or nonstandard 
alterations are NOT AVAILABLE from Ruger Product Service Departments. 



A WARNING-PARTS PURCHASERS 


® 


It b the purchaser's responsibility to be 
absolutely certain that any puts ordered from 
the factory art contclly fitted and installed. 
Firearms are complicated medumisms And 
IMPROPER FITTING OF FARTS MAY KESL1T 
IS A DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION. DAMAGE 
K> Tl IE FIREARM. AM) KJ1IRV TO THE 
SHOOTER AND OTHER PERSONS. The 
purchaser and installer of part* must accept 
full responsibility tor the coned adjuilmeM 
and functioning of the revolver alter such 
installation. 


PARTS MUST FIT CORRECTLY 



ORDERING PARTS 

Please contact the New Hampshire Product Service Department for parts 
availability and current prices. All parts orders for the Rl-'GEft* >KW 
noDEL SIXGLE ACTION revolvers should be sent to ; Sturm. Ruger & 
Co., Inc.. Product Service Department, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport New 
Hampshire, 03773. 603-863-3300. We cannot comply with open account or 
C.CXD. orders* Payment in the form of a check, money order. Visa or Mastercard 
must accompany your order. Credit Card orders must include the account 
number, expiration date and whether it is a Visa or Mastercard account 
Minimum parts order is $ 1.0ft plus $3.50 shipping and handling charge. Order 
parts by Part Name and Part Number and include the entire serial number of the 
firearm for which the parts are being ordered. The price shown for parts does not 
include the minimum net labor charge of $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping and 
handling charge if the parts are factory fitted* All factory fitted parts are fit on an 
exchange basis only* We will not return the replaced parts* 

Barrels, cylinders and a number of other component parts must be fitted at the 
factory. Company policy is to proof-test and/or function fire all barrels after 
fitting to the receivers in which they are to be used. This procedure ensures 
maximum proleclion to our customers. The special proof-test ammunition used 
in this testing is sold only to bonafide firearms manufacturers and is not 
available to gun shops, gunsmiths, or individuals* 

Because it is a serial numbered part, the cylinder frame of the Kt/Cf£K* !%KW 
noiiEL SIMwLi: >\CTIO!% revolvers is defined as a 'firearm' by Federal 
Law and is not offered for sale as a component part* 



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Parts designated by an (*) must be factory fitted. These parts are fitted on an 
exchange basis only. We will not return the replaced parts. We will not return 
any part that is broken, malfunctioning, badly worn or has been modified. See 
"Warning - Parts Purchasers", p. 22. 

IMPORTANT - REGARDING PARTS ORDERING. Ruger New Model Single 
Action revolvers are manufactured in Blued steel and Stainless steel versions. 
WHEN ORDERING PARTS BE SURE TO STATE WHETHER YOUR REVOLVER 
IS BLUED OR STAINLESS. ALSO, INCLUDE THE COMPLETE SERIAL 
NUMBER AND SPECIFY THE CALIBER AND BARREL LENGTH. 

NOTE: A few components, as example sight blades and grip panels, are the same 
for blued and stainless models. 

GRIP FRAME NOTE: The New Model Super Blackhawk steel Grip Frame 
(Stainless steel or blued) will fit any New Model Single-Six or New Model 
Blackhawk revolver However, because the Grip Frame must be 'match-polished* 
to fit each cylinder frame, it is furnished (as a component part) only 'in the 
white/ that is, not polished or blued The Grip Frame can be factory fitted with 
the charges computed as follows: Price of appropriate Grip Frame, plus fitting 
charge of $15.00, plus refinishing charge of $35.00 plus a $5.0ft shipping and 
handling charge. If the revolver to which the Grip Frame is being fitted is a 
Super Blackhawk, then there is an additional charge for a pair of Blackhawk Grip 
Panels. Return shipping charges (UPS/AODt are about 55,00 per handgun, but 
this charge is absorbed by the factory if full payment for the Grip Frame fitting 
job is included with the revolver. 

BARREL NOTE: All barrels are marked with a safety message. ("Before using 
gun. read warnings in Instruction Manual available free from Sturm. Ruger & 
Co. Inc. Southport. CI USA"). 



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CAUTION: Firearm users are cautioned that a gun containing modified. 
broken, malfunctioning, or badly worn parts should not be fired. 



SHIPPING REVOLVERS FOR 
INSTALLATION OF A SAFETY CONVERSION KIT: 

If you would like to have any "old model" lpre-19731 Bearcat, Single-Six, 
Blackhawk, or Super Blackhawk revolver factory fitted with a free Conversion Kit 
(to help prevent accidents caused by a blow to the hammer if the user has failed 
to keep an emntv chamber under the hammer) please write to Sturm. Kuger & 
Co-, 1 l-acey Place, Southport. CT 06490 for a box and shipping instructions* Be 
sure to include information as to model, caliber, and serial number Please do not 
send your old model single action revolver until you receive shipping 
instructions and a box from us. Please note that the Kit will be fitted at our 
Newport, New Hampshire facility. All other servicing of "old model" single 
actions will also be performed at our Newport facility, but only after a Conversion 
Kit is first installed. 



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fWGfiR* MEW MODEL SINGLE SIX® & BISLEV 

PARTS LIST 

Design, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 

SPECIFY MODEL AND CALIBER WHEN ORDERING 

(See Exploded Views on Pages 29 & 'id.) 



Part Name 

Barrel, 4 5/8" - .22 cal. 

Barrel, 5 1/2"-. 22 cal. 

Barrel, 5 1/2" -.22 cal. 

Barrel. 6 1/2" - .22 cal. 

Barrel, fi 1/2" - .22 cal. 

Barrel, 9 1/2" - .22 cal. 

Barrel, 4 5/8" - .32 H<fiR 

Barrel, 5 1/2" - .32 H&R 

Barrel, 6 1/2" - .32 H&R 

Barrel. 9 1/2" - .32 1 i&R 

Base Pin Assembly 

Base Pin Assembly 

Base Pin Latch 

Base Pin Latch 

Base Pin Latch Nut 

Base Pin Latch Nut 

Base Pin Latch Spring 

Base Pin Latch Spring 

Case Only - 4 5/8" & 5 1/2" bbls. 

Case Only - 6 1/2" bbls. 



Part No. 

XR10601 

XR10602 

KXR 10602 

XR 10603 

KXR10603 

XR10604 

SM10601 

SM 10602 

SM 10603 

SMI 0604 

XR02900 

KXR0290O 

XR02700 

KXR02700 

XR02800 

KXR02800 

XR04700 

KXR04700 

RGC-M 

RCC-L 



Model 

Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six • Blued Models 
Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six Model 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley ■ Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six Models 
Single Six & Bisley Models 






Part Name 

Case Only - 9 1/2" bbls. 
Cylinder - .22 LR. 
Cylinder - .22 LR. 
Cylinder - .22 Mag. 
Cylinder - .22 Mag. 
Cylinder - .22 L.R. 
Cylinder - .32 HfiR 
Cylinder - .32 HfiR 
Cylinder Frame 
Cylinder Frame 
Cylinder Frame 
Cylinder Frame 
Cylinder Latch 
Cylinder Latch Spring 
Cylinder Latch Spring 
Cylinder Latch Spring Plunger 
Cylinder Latch Spring Plunger 
Ejector Housing 
Ejector Housing 
Ejector Housing Screw 
Ejector Housing Screw 
Ejector Rod Assembly 
Ejector Rod Assembly 
Ejector Rod Spring 
Ejector Rod Spring 
Firing Pin 
Firing Pin 



Part No. 
RGC-XL 

XR-1-22 
KXR-1-22 
XR-1-22M1 
KXR-1-22M1 

BR-1-22W1 

SSM-1 

BR-1-32W1 

XR00210 

XR00200A 

KXR00200A 

BR00200 

KXR04500 

XR04600 

KXR04600 

XR07700 

KXR07700 

XR12200 

KXR12200 

XR03300 

KXR03300 

XR-55 

KXR-55 

XR04400 

KXR04400 

XR02100 

KXR02100 



Model 

Single Six Models 
Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Bisley Model 
Single-Six - Blued Model 
Bisley Model 

Single-Six - Blued, Fixed Sight Models 
Single-Six - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
All Bisley Models 
All Single-Six & Bisley Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 
Single-Six - Stainless Models 
Single-Six & Bisley • Blued Models 
Single-Six • Stainless Models 



Part Name 


Part No. 


Firing Pin - .32 H&R 


MR02100 


Firing Pin Rebound Spring 


KE-48 


Front Sight, Adjustable 


XR 13600 


Front Sight, Adjustable - .22 cal. 


BRN-36-22 


Front Sight. Adjustable - .32 H&R 


BRN-36-32 


Front Sight Blade 


XR03610 


Front Sight Blade 


KXR03610 


Front Sight Screw 


XR07600 


Gate XR02400 


Gale 


KXR02400 


Gate Detent Spring 


XR07300 


Gate Detent Spring 


KXR07300 


Grip Frame 


XR00300 


Grip Frame 


KXR00300 


Grip Frame 


BR00300 


Crip Frame Screw-A-Fronl 


XR01700 


Grip Frame Screw-A-Front 


KXR01700 


Grip Frame Scrcw-B-Back (2 ReqU) 


XR01800 


Grip Frame Screw-B-Back (2 Req'd.) 


KXR01800 


Grip Frame Screw-B-Back (2 Req'd.) 


BR01801 


Grip Frame Screw-C-Bottom 


XR01900 


Grip Frame Screw- C -Bottom 


KXR01900 


Grip Frame Screw & Pivot Lock 


XR01901 


Grip Frame Screw & Pivot Lock 


KXRO1901 


Grip Panels, Complete (Sold in pairs only) 


XR01000 


Grip Panels, Complete (Sold in pairs only) 


BR01000 


Grip Panel Dowel 


KXR01400 



Model 

Bisley Model 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

Single-Six - Adjustable Sights Models 

Bisley Model 

Bisley Model 

Single-Six - Blued, Fixed Sight Models 

Single-Six - Stainless, Fixed Sight Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Single-Six Models 

All Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 






Part Name 


Part No. 


Grip Panel Ferrule, Left 


XR01200 


Crip Panel Ferrule, Right, Not Illustrated 


XR01100 


Grip Panel Screw 


KXR01300 


1 lammer Assembly 


XR04000B 


Hammer Assembly 


KXR04000B 


Hammer Assembly 


BR04000B 


Hammer Pivot Pin 


XR01601S 


Hammer Pivot Pin 


KXR01601S 


Hammer Plunger 


KXR04100 


Hammer Plunger Pin 


KXR04200 


Hammer Plunger Spring 


KPR04300 


Hammer Strut 


XR01500 


Hammer Strut 


KXR01500 


Lock & Keys, Brass 


WI1001 


Lock & Keys, Iron 


W11002 


Mainspring 


XR0O400 


Mainspring 


KXROlMflO 


Mainspring Seat 


XR00500 


Mainspring Seat 


KXR00500 


Medallion (2 Req'd.) 


XR05200 


Pawl 


KXR00702 


Pawl Plunger 


XR05100 


Pawl Plunger 


KXR05100 


Pawl Plunger Spring 


XR05000 


Pawl Plunger Spring 


KXR05000 


Rear Sight Base Assembly Complete 


MR 15900 


(Specify whether sight has "bump" on 


underside) 



Model 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

Single-Six - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

All Single-Six & Bisley Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Blued Models 

Single-Six - Stainless Models 

Single-Six & Bisley - Adjustable Sights Models 



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30 



THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 

We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful 
purposes- The private ownership of firearms in America is traditional, but that 
ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner to use his firearms in 
a way which will ensure his own safety and that of others. When firearms are 
used in a safe and responsible manner, they are a great source of pleasure and 
satisfaction, and represent a fundamental part of our personal liberty. 

Firearms do not cause accidents! Firearms accidents are almost always found 
to have been the result of carelessness, or ignorance on the part of the shooter 
of the basic rules of safe gun handling. 

The following rules must be observed by gun users at all times- Safe gun 
handling is not just desirable, it is absolutely essential to your safety, the safety 
of others, and the continuation of gun ownership and sport shooting as we 
know it today. 

1. LEARN THE MECHANICAL AND HANDLING 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIREARM YOU ARE USING. 

Not all firearms are the same. The 
method of carrying and handling 
firearms varies in accordance with 
the mechanical provisions for 
avoiding accidental discharge and the 
various proper procedures for loading 

and unloading. No person should 
handle any firearm without first 
having thoroughly familiarized 
himself with the particular type of 
firearm he is using, and with safe gun 
handling in general. 

2. ALWAYS KEEP THE 
MUZZLE POINTED IN A 
SAFE DIRECTION. 

Be sure of the bullet stop behind your 
target even when dry-firing. Never 
let the muzzle of a firearm point at 
any part of your body or at another 
person, This is particularly important 
when loading or unloading a firearm. 
In the event of an accidental 
discharge, no injury can occur as 
long as the muzzle is pointing in a 
safe direction. A safe direction means 
a direction which will not permit a 

discharged bullet to strike a person, or to strike an object from which the 

bullet may ricochet, 

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A safe direction must take into account the fact that a bullet may 
penetrate a wall, ceiling, floor, window, etc., and strike a person or 
damage property. Make it a habit to know exactly where the muzzle of 
your gun is pointing whenever you handle it, and be sure lhat you are 
always in control of the direction in which the muzzle is pointing, even 
if you fall or stumble. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are 
ready to shoot- 



3. FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT IN 
USE. 




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Firearms should be loaded only 
when you are in the field or on the 
target range or shooting area, ready 
to shoot Firearms and ammunition 
should be securely locked in racks or 
cabinets when not in use* 
Ammunition should be safely stored 
separate from firearms. Store your 
firearms out of sight of visitors and 
children- It is the gun owner's 
responsibility to be certain that 
children and persons unfamiliar 
with firearms cannot gain access to 
firearms, ammunition, or 
components. 



4. BE SURE THE BARREL IS 
CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS 
BEFORE SHOOTING. 

Even a biL of mud. snow or excess 

lubricating oil or grease in the bore 

may cause the barrel to bulge, or 

even burst on firing, and can cause 

serious injury Lu the shooter and 

bystanders. Be sure that you are 

using ammunition of the proper 

caliber and loading for the gun you 

are using. If the report or recoil on 

firing seems weak, or doesn't seem 

quite right, CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY, unload your firearm, and check 

Lo be sure that no obstruction has become lodged in the barrel 




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6. WEAR SHOOTING 
GLASSES AND HEARING 
PROTECTORS WHEN 

YOU SHOOT. 

All shooters should wear 
protective shooting glasses and 
adequate hearing protectors when 
shooting. Exposure to shooting 
noise can damage hearing, and 
adequate eye protection when 
shooting is essential 



5, BE SURE OF YOUR 

TARGET BEFORE YOU 

SHOOT, 

Don't shoot unless you know 
exactly where your bullet is going 
to strike. Be sure of the bullet 
stop behind your target, even 
when dry-firing with an unloaded 
gun. If you are in the field 
hunting, do not fire at a 
movement or noise. Take the time 
to be absolutely certain of your 
larget before you pull the trigger. 





7, NEVER CLIMB A TREE 

OR FENCE WITH A 

LOADED FIREARM. 

Put the firearm down carefully 
before climbing a fence, and 
unload it before climbing or 
descending a tree or jumping over 
a ditch or other obstruction. Never 
pull or push a loaded firearm 
toward yourself or another person. 
When in doubt, or whenever you 
are about to do anything awkward, 
unload your gun! 



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8. DONT SHOOT AT A 
HARD SURFACE, OR AT 

WATER. 

Bullets can glance off many 
surfaces like rocks or the surface 
of water and travel in 
unpredictable directions with 
considerable velocity. 





9. NEVER TRANSPORT A 
LOADED FIREARM. 

Firearms should always be 
unloaded before being placed in a 
vehicle. A suitable carrying case 
or scabbard should by used to 
carry an unloaded firearm to and 
from the shooting area. 



10. AVOID ALCOHOLIC 

BEVERAGES WHEN 

SHOOTING. 

Don't drink until the day's 
shooting is over. Handling 
firearms while under the 
influence of alcohol in any form, 
or medications that could affect 
your judgement or co-ordination, 
constitutes a criminal disregard 
for the safetv of others. 




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A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF AN EXTRAORDINARY 
ACHIEVEMENT: RUGER FIREARMS 

One of the few American firearms manufacturers whose management 
has remained unchanged since starting in business, Sturm, Ruger & 
Company, Inc.. had its beginning in a small machine shop occupying a 
rented frame building in Soulhport, Connecticut. In January. 1949, with 
an initial investment of only $50,000 and an idea. William B. Ruger and 
Alexander M. Sturm started production of a .22 caliber autoloading 
pistol-a design which was so successful thai it became the cornerstone 
upon which one of the most comprehensive lines of sporting firearms 
ever made in America was established. After Alex Sturm's death in 1951, 
William B. Ruger continued to direct the company alone and today, as 
Chairman of the Board, he is actively involved in the creative 
engineering of new products and continues to provide the leadership 
which has made this 50-year-old company a sound and successful 
enterprise. 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, in this relatively short time, has established 
itself as a leading small arms design organization, developing a unique 
and broad line of fine quality sporting, military and police firearms to 
become one of the world's most famous producers of revolvers, pistols. 
rifles and shotguns. Krom 1949 thru 1999 Ruger craftsman have built 
many millions of firearms. 

During its five decades of growth and progress under the leadership of 
William B. Ruger, the company has developed a business philosophy and 
implemented policies which represent a constructive influence in the life 
of modern America. From the beginning, Sturm. Ruger & Company 
played a positive role in conservation efforts and has supported the 
interests of shooters through such groups as the National Rifle 
Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and many regional 
sportsmen's organizations. The company has always endeavored to 
market its firearms for constructive and recreational purposes, to 
emphasize the traditional aspects of shooting, to render meaningful 
public services and to encourage shooters in constructive and 
responsible participation in the shooting sports. 

Today. Sturm, Ruger & Company is particularly mindful of those 
elements which have contributed to the creation of its success, and 
extends heartfelt thanks to its many loyal employees and customers. 



A current catalog of Ruger firearms is available free upon request to 
Sturm, Ruger & Co.. Southport. CT 06490 

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WHY NO WARRANTY CARD HAS BEEN 
PACKED WITH THIS NEW RUGER FIREARM 

The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any 
seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written 
warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be 
designated as "limited or as "full" and sets minimum standards for a 
M full H warranty, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc, has elected not to 
provide any written warranty, either "limited" or "full", rather than to 
attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and 
the regulations issued thereunder There are certain implied warranties 
under state law with respect to sales of consumer goods* As the extent 
and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to 
state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger & 
Company wishes to assure its customers of its continued interest in 
providing service to owners of Ruger firearms. 




STURM, RUGER & Company, Inc. 
Southport, Connecticut 06490 U.S.A. 

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A COPY OF THE INSTRUCTION M^MW RUGER 

FIREARM IS AVAILABLE FROM THE FAt J j 00 " )N I WEST. 

THESE INSTRUCTION MANUALS tw rm.v^f, ORTANT 

WARNINGS WHICH MUST BE UNDERSTOOD 

BEFORE USING THESE FIREARMS. 



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